Thursday, April 08, 2004

Heigh ho, heigh ho...

Can you think of some positive songs about work? Songs about a satisfying job? Going to work excited, coming home fulfilled?
The thing is, all these songs (and the others appearing when you google "songs about work") are kind of bluesy. Or angry. Work is hard, working for the man sucks, work is killing me, I'm not making ends meet, etc. This is still undoubtedly true for many Americans, but surely there should be some kind of "opposing view" -- just like there are love songs and breakup songs. I could compromise: maybe there's a tune about the ups and downs of owning a small business, somewhere.
The first counterexample I thought of was the disco song "Carwash". And I'm pretty sure there are some positive sea chanties. But current songs, there aren't many examples. Maybe I should write some.